Humberside

Mock tickets warn of new East Yorkshire parking wardens

Drivers parking illegally in East Yorkshire are to get dummy tickets ahead of a major change in enforcement.

The mock tickets will be used for nearly two weeks to tell drivers East Riding of Yorkshire Council is taking over parking patrols from the police.

No further action will be taken on offences committed during that period, but from 7 November council workers will hand out £70 fines.

The service will be funded through the fines and parking charges.

The council is taking over responsibility for parking enforcement from Humberside Police after the force decided to withdraw its traffic warden service.

John Skidmore, head of the council's streetscene services, said: "The aim of issuing dummy tickets for a limited period is to raise awareness among motorists that the council will be responsible for keeping the highways clear of illegally parked vehicles, causing obstruction and congestion.

"This benefits us all, not least because it helps with road safety and reduces the adverse effects of illegal parking on the commercial viability of town centres.

"This exercise will also allow new staff to become familiar with the areas they will be working and to put into practice what they have learned."

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